Ben Carson’s Heresy in the Church of Obama

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Dr. Ben Carson

Dr. Ben Carson

The liberal media is apoplectic over remarks made by Dr. Ben Carson at the National Prayer Breakfast. Carson, a prominent pediatric surgeon from Johns Hopkins University, dared to weigh in on healthcare reform—something he knows something about. Actually, Carson’s true crime was that he dared to disagree with Obama on healthcare reform, and in front of Obama.

For liberal Democrats, conservative Republicans are never permitted to use their faith to disagree with liberal Democrats; no, only liberal Democrats are permitted to invoke their faith in support of their policies. I could give a thousand examples to illustrate the point, but consider just a few:

From the literal first year of Obama’s presidency, the Religious Left incessantly claimed God’s support on behalf of Obama-care.

In August 2009, Obama addressed 140,000 Religious Left individuals via a huge conference call. Obama told them he needed their help in passing healthcare. Obama penitently invoked a period of “40 Days,” lifting up the brethren, assuring them, “We are God’s partner in matters of life and death.”

Like a great commissioning, in the 40 Days that followed the Religious Left was filled with the spirit, pushing for—among other things—abortion funding as part of an eternally widening “social justice” agenda.

A group of 59 leftist nuns (remember them?) sent Congress a letter urging passage of the healthcare bill, in direct defiance of the USCCB.

The nuns’ brazenness was outdone only by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who, in March 2010, invoked the Solemnity of the Feast of St. Joseph on behalf of the healthcare bill. She urged American Catholics to “pray to St. Joseph”—earthly guardian of the unborn son of God.

And then came the coup de grace from Obama, who, in no less than the National Prayer Breakfast two years ago, February 3, 2011, invoked the Bible on behalf of healthcare reform.

Yes, Barack Obama, likewise at the National Prayer Breakfast, had invoked his faith on behalf of healthcare reform. Just like Dr. Ben Carson.

Question: Why is Carson’s action deemed inappropriate and out of bounds, but Obama’s is not?

Dr. Paul Kengor


Dr. Paul Kengor is professor of political science at Grove City College and executive director of The Center for Vision & Values. His books include “The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism” and “Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century.”

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  • Patsy

    Very true .. of course we know the double standard is rampant. Just as an aside, Carson is a member of the Independent Party, not the Republican. I’d like to elect him leader of the “Common Sense Party.”

  • BaltOriolesFan

    Most communist regimes invoke the bible of providing equality among all then ban the bible and religion altogether after their mission is complete – same thing going on here, and idiots like the leftist nuns, Pelosi, and Biden are too stupid to realize they are pawns in the larger scheme of things.

  • Truth is always consistent, and the Father of Lies can usually be identified when he uses multiple contradictory messages. If a group, claiming to follow God’s laws, promotes the funding of something that will directly violate them, it is a lie.

    I don’t understand how this could be missed. Just because a group who won’t follow God’s laws claims to have God on their side does not make it true. It just tickles the ears of those who really want to blindly follow, rather than have the courage to speak against it. Dr. Ben Carson obviously has courage.

  • NYCFiredog

    What a breath of fresh air, this site is. If only the rest of the American Catholic Church believers could read this wisdom. Obama would not be in Office if not for the Catholics and the Jews, both of whom he has no problem’s betraying. Our Church has become a socialist enclave, making deals with the devil for “Social Justice” while ignoring the cries of the unborn. Great column, Dr. Paul